FARFA reacts to Houston’s move to limit cottage foods

Published October 11, 2021

The City of Houston recently began requiring cottage foods operators to purchase a Temporary Food Dealer’s Permit to sell foods at certain events. This is a clear violation of Texas’ cottage foods law.

In response, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and Homemade Texas (a newly formed non-profit that supports cottage food producers) drafted and sent a letter to Houston’s Health Department, stating that the city has no legal basis to require a permit and therefore must end the practice.

We will keep you updated on any response from the city and on our next steps, if they become necessary.

Read FARFA’s letter to the City of Houston Health Department here.